The new iOS 8 is compatible with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S (iPhone 4 is not supported), iPad 2 and newer generations, and iPod Touch 5. iOS 8 download link has been available for them. Then how to download and install iOS 8 for these supported iDevices and let the new operating system bring tons of new features and surprises?
How to upgrade to iOS 8 on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch?
Method 1. Search and download iOS 8 for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
Step 1. Tap on “Settings” on your iPhone.
Step 2. On “Settings” screen, tab “General.”
Step 3. Under “General” option, tap on “Software Update.” Once you tap on this, your iPhone or iPad will search for upgrade information. And the upgrade information for iOS 8 will show up soon.
Step 4. After iOS 8 updrade information showing up, tap on “Download and Install” to start iOS 8 downloading and installation. You can tap “Learn More” to know more about the new operating system.
Method 2. Install iOS 8 with iTunes
Step 1. Launch iTunes and connect iOS 8 supported iDevice to PC with the USB cable.
Step 2. Download iOS 8 for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
Step 3. Choose the connected iDevice in iTunes.
Step 4. Hold the “Alt” key on your Mac or “Shift” key on your Windows PC and then tap on “Restore iPhone” button.
Step 5. Then iTunes will allow you to browse and choose the downloaded iOS 8 IPSW file.
Part II. Can’t upgrade to iOS 8?
Many iDevice users are running into the same issue and have tried many ways to get their devices upgraded to iOS 8 but the iDevices just show wait status for hours.
After detecting flaws in iOS 8, Apple released the iOS 8.0.1 trying to fix these flaws. There are new problems with iOS 8.0.1. For example, the new upgrade has an interference with phone calling and causes inability to unlock device with fingerprints. Some users reflect that do not upgrade to iOS 8.0.1 because the TouchID stops working and there is problem with wireless connection.
It is unavoidable that a new operating system has this kind of or that kind of problem. And Apple has released iOS 8.0.2 on Thursday evening to fix earlier fails.